This interactive periodic table tells you how to actually use all those elements
Ever wondered how does each element on the periodic table works? While we are aware how common things like iron, carbon, and calcium function but what about some of the more underrated members of the periodic table? For instance, have you ever thought how does something vague like antimony and krypton function?
For those unfamiliar, the periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number (number of protons), electron configurations, and recurring chemical properties.
Thankfully for us, Seattle-based designer Keith Enevoldsen from elements.wlonk.com has come up with this awesome periodic table that puts the elements in the context of their uses, making for a far more relevant way to study chemistry.
Enevoldsen has added helpful graphics and a short explanation of how each element is put to use along with the name and atomic number of each element. For instance, there is strontium for fireworks, or xenon for high-intensity lamps inside lighthouses, or thulium for laser eye surgery, or krypton for flashlights, or americium for smoke detectors, and cerium for lighter flints.
However, a few elements such as protactinium and berkelium have no current uses. Similarly, the short-lived, man-made elements starting with einsteinium have no uses at the moment either.
If you wish to try out the real interactive experience, you can click here. You can also download the PDF by clicking here. In addition, you can also check out AsapSCIENCE’s Periodic Table Song below.